The 250cc Hero HX250R won’t make it to production


Dr. Markus Braunsperger, Chief Technology Officer of Hero MotoCorp and the head of Hero MotoSports has indicated that plans to launch a 250cc bike based on the Hero HX250R concept (Hero MotoCorp @ Auto Expo 2014) have been shelved. He added that we might get a more “advanced” version of the HX250R.

According to Braunsperger, the 250cc bike segment has been shrinking these days. More and more manufacturers are entering the 300cc+ segment instead of focusing on 250cc bikes.

The Hero HX250R concept was first showcased at the 2014 Auto Expo. Two years later, at the 2016 Auto Expo, Hero MotorCorp showcased a near-production spec HX250 complete with a full fairing and twin headlights, telescopic front suspension and a monoshock rear suspension, under seat exhaust, stepped seat and clip-on handle bars along with a digital instrument cluster and two riding modes – City and Sport. 

The bike was powered by a 249cc, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine with fuel injection with an output of 31 BHP and peak torque of 26 Nm. The engine was paired with a 6-speed transmission. It used 300 mm and 220 mm petal type discs brakes in the front and rear respectively. It came equipped with ABS as well and rode on Pirelli tyres.

Source: TOI

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